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  • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Is Chicago a baseball city? I would put the Bears above all else.
    I wasn't sure about that one. I also wasn't sure of KC, but I'm told that may be a contender.

    Apparently baseball is huge in Louisville, but I gotta think hoops takes the cheese. I still think a Louisville ML franchise would be a great nod to history. Hartford, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Syracuse, Worcester, Troy, and Providence sure aint comin' back.

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    • Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
      If Pirate fans hadn't been beaten down for most of the last 40 years, they'd be higher up. But crap ownership happened. They love baseball there.
      While they do, it is a Steelers town.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        A friend was discussing the best baseball-first cities in America. This is the list I came up with. Any glaring omissions? Ranked by the degree to which baseball exceeds other sports in real local interest.

        1. New York
        2. St. Louis
        3. Cincinnati
        4. Milwaukee
        5. Chicago

        San Diego is probably in there, I just don't know anything about the locals.
        New York is really baseball first...?
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        • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
          New York is really baseball first...?
          Oh god, yes. Everything else is "waiting for baseball to start up again."

          NYC is so laughably huge* there are probably more fans of a given NBA or NFL team there than almost all other cities, but they are noise compared to baseball.


          *

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          • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
            Is Chicago a baseball city? I would put the Bears above all else.
            Cubbies are long term the #1 sports draw, though the loss of the WGN superstation broadcasts, the greed of the Ricketts family that is even putting the Tribune Company to shame, and the WS hangover are absolutely putting that to the test. And that's ignoring the team with the worst announcer in baseball a few miles to the south.

            KC and Pittsburgh would both be good baseball towns with decent teams. They certainly were in the 80's. But even when the Royals had Bo Jackson and George Brett, they still played second fiddle to the Chiefs.

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            • What are we counting Boston as? Just a sports town in general? They're Sox crazy, but the Celtics dominate headlines in the winter even when they're just average, the Bruins draw a strong contingent, and of course the Pats.

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              • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                What are we counting Boston as? Just a sports town in general? They're Sox crazy, but the Celtics dominate headlines in the winter even when they just average, the Bruins draw a strong contingent, and of course the Pats.

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                Boston is the closest there is to an evenly spread city. All 4 majors have huge fan interest. (Or Bostonians are worse than even Los Angeles as front runners and hop to whichever is winning.)

                I would say the Red Sox have the closest thing to a true fanbase, although the last 20 years have rendered them just another bunch of entitled children. So, if you want to look at Boston positively they are the most versatile fans, and if you want to look at them objectively they are the softest and have the least grit.
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                • Originally posted by unofan View Post

                  Cubbies are long term the #1 sports draw, though the loss of the WGN superstation broadcasts, the greed of the Ricketts family that is even putting the Tribune Company to shame, and the WS hangover are absolutely putting that to the test. And that's ignoring the team with the worst announcer in baseball a few miles to the south.

                  KC and Pittsburgh would both be good baseball towns with decent teams. They certainly were in the 80's. But even when the Royals had Bo Jackson and George Brett, they still played second fiddle to the Chiefs.
                  For how many is it being a Cubs fan versus enjoying the experience of being a Cubs fan? Maybe not so much an argument now that they've had some success, but I'd have to guess prior to 2016 there were those who were more fans of Wrigley than the actual team.
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                  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                    Oh god, yes. Everything else is "waiting for baseball to start up again."

                    NYC is so laughably huge* there are probably more fans of a given NBA or NFL team there than almost all other cities, but they are noise compared to baseball.


                    *

                    I know this isn't the right thing to take away from that image, but LA is north of SD god dammit.

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                    • Here in Chcago, both baseball teams could be playoff contenders, and they will play 2nd fiddle to the Bears starting on Labor Day... Same thing in Milwaukee with the Packers/Brewers...
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                      • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                        Here in Chcago, both baseball teams could be playoff contenders, and they will play 2nd fiddle to the Bears starting on Labor Day... Same thing in Milwaukee with the Packers/Brewers...
                        I will defer to actual locals.
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                        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                          Is Chicago a baseball city? I would put the Bears above all else.
                          For maybe three weeks of preseason, then they see how terrible the Bears are and beg for the Bulls to do something. (They gave up on the Hawks two years ago).

                          Baseball dominates, but it's more of a "when does the next sport season start?" kinda town.
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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                            While they do, it is a Steelers town.
                            Ya. My point was more that the steelers wouldn't have over taken them in popularity if they had continued to be a great franchise.
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                            • Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post

                              Ya. My point was more that the steelers wouldn't have over taken them in popularity if they had continued to be a great franchise.
                              My impression is Pittsburgh was already a Steelers town in the 70s when the Pirates were amazing.
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                              And then New York is weird because (1) it's New York and (2) MLB was NYC with footnotes from 1921 to 1964.
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                              • I stopped trying to figure out what the people around me like years ago, but I fear it is the Vikings more than the Wild. I know I know, change the name.
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